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Early Origins of the Coggs family

The surname Coggs was first found in Northampton where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when Robert Cog held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Coggs family

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Coggs Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cog, Cogg, Cogges, Coggs, Cogge and others.

Early Notables of the Coggs family (pre 1700)

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Australia Coggs migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Coggs Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Coggs, (O'Connor), English convict who was convicted in London, England for 10 years, transported aboard the ""Blenheim"" on 24th July 1850, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) and Norfolk Island, Australia [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Coggs (post 1700) +

  • Spencer Coggs (b. 1949), American politician, member of the Wisconsin State Senate
  • Spencer Coggs, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 2004 [2]
  • Isaac N. Coggs (b. 1920), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Milwaukee County 6th District, 1953-64 [2]

  1. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th October 2020). Retrieved from
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from on Facebook